Thursday, August 11, 2011

In with the new

If a bloody forehead was the first course last preseason, then Victor Cruz was the dessert.

By Dan Salomone - Giants.com 8/11/11

Osi cleared for probable return on Monday

Osi Umenyiora
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 8/11/11

InReeseWeTrust.com Training Camp Practice Report 8/11/11

By Norb Pendergast - InReeseWeTrust.com 8/11/11

Today’s practice was pretty light and laid back due to the Giants preparing for their scrimmage Saturday night in Carolina. In their last practice open to the public before their preseason opener the team looked relaxed and like they were having fun. The notable Giants who did not practice were: Dominick Hixon, Clint Sintim, Osi Umenyiora and Travis Beckum to name a few. Overall there were not many highlights from today but some of the top performers were Aaron Ross, Mario Manningham, and Mathias Kiwanuka.

Kiwanuka looked quick off the edge on blitzes and would have recorded at least two sacks if practice were live.  Mathias should be excited to see his first game action in nearly a full season since his neck injury ended his season early on last year.

Aaron Ross had a nice pass defended and an interception during practice and was in good position many times during practice. This preseason will be big for Ross to prove that he is fully recovered from injuries that have prevented him from reaching his potential the past couple of seasons.

Mario Manningham also had a nice day. Early on in practice he made a nice leaping reception on a deep post from Eli Manning. The ball was underthrown but Mario made a nice adjustment to make the catch. Later on in practice he made a nice catch for a touchdown while the team was practicing red zone offense and defense. He blew by Terrell Thomas who expected help from Antrel Rolle over the top. After the play the crowd could hear Rolle say “my fault”. In addition to these two plays Mario made another handful of catches.

Eli Manning also did not take every snap with the first team offense today. Not sure if anything was bothering him or if the coaching staff just wanted to get other quarterbacks reps with the first team if Eli does not play many snaps against Carolina.

Other news and notes

Jacquian Williams made a nice pass break up while the teams were practicing in the red zone

Devin Thomas returned to practice and made a couple of nice catches. He continues to have a strong preseason and make his case for a roster spot

Jerrel Jernigan looks like he will be returning punts for the first preseason game. His explosion should bring excitement to special teams this year; unfortunately he muffed the first punt in practice today.

Brandon Jacobs had a scary moment in today’s practice. At the end of the day he collapsed to the ground and seemed to be in pain. Luckily he got up and continued to practice. Later on he caught a pass from Eli in which he would have scored a touchdown

Duke Calhoun caught a nice back-shoulder fade for a touchdown.

Kenny Phillips made a nice leaping play in the end zone breaking up a pass that looked like a sure touchdown. Hopefully this will be the year Kenny stays healthy and is able to perform like he did the first two games of 2009.

InReeseWeTrust.com Training Camp Practice Report 8/11/11

By Norb Pendergast - InReeseWeTrust.com 8/11/11

Today’s practice was pretty light and laid back due to the Giants preparing for their scrimmage Saturday night in Carolina. In their last practice open to the public before their preseason opener the team looked relaxed and like they were having fun. The notable Giants who did not practice were: Dominick Hixon, Clint Sintim, Osi Umenyiora and Travis Beckum to name a few. Overall there were not many highlights from today but some of the top performers were Aaron Ross, Mario Manningham, and Mathias Kiwanuka.
Kiwanuka looked quick off the edge on blitzes and would have recorded at least two sacks if practice were live.  Mathias should be excited to see his first game action in nearly a full season since his neck injury ended his season early on last year.
Aaron Ross had a nice pass defended and an interception during practice and was in good position many times during practice. This preseason will be big for Ross to prove that he is fully recovered from injuries that have prevented him from reaching his potential the past couple of seasons.
Mario Manningham also had a nice day. Early on in practice he made a nice leaping reception on a deep post from Eli Manning. The ball was underthrown but Mario made a nice adjustment to make the catch. Later on in practice he made a nice catch for a touchdown while the team was practicing red zone offense and defense. He blew by Terrell Thomas who expected help from Antrel Rolle over the top. After the play the crowd could hear Rolle say “my fault”. In addition to these two plays Mario made another handful of catches.
Eli Manning also did not take every snap with the first team offense today. Not sure if anything was bothering him or if the coaching staff just wanted to get other quarterbacks reps with the first team if Eli does not play many snaps against Carolina.
Other news and notes
·         Jacquian Williams made a nice pass break up while the teams were practicing in the red zone
·         Devin Thomas returned to practice and made a couple of nice catches. He continues to have a strong preseason and make his case for a roster spot.
·         Jerrel Jernigan looks like he will be returning punts for the first preseason game. His explosion should bring excitement to special teams this year; unfortunately he muffed the first punt in practice today.
·         Brandon Jacobs had a scary moment in today’s practice. At the end of the day he collapsed to the ground and seemed to be in pain. Luckily he got up and continued to practice. Later on he caught a pass from Eli in which he would have scored a touchdown.
·         Duke Calhoun caught a nice back-shoulder fade for a touchdown.
·         Kenny Phillips made a nice leaping play in the end zone breaking up a pass that looked like a sure touchdown. Hopefully this will be the year Kenny stays healthy and is able to perform like he did the first two games of 2009

Mark Herzlich Rookie Blog

Each week, Giants rookie LB Mark Herzlich will join us to give us his thoughts and updates on his first NFL Training Camp!

By Dan Salomone - Giants.com 8/11/11

Giants had better hope general manager Jerry Reese's plan is the right one

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While the Eagles have been making drastic moves, the Giants and general manager Jerry Reese have been sitting around and doing very little. Perhaps it's time for that to change.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/11/11

Giants' Darius Reynaud grateful for this chance, motivated by his daughter

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Darius Reynaud practices with the Giants in East Rutherford on Wednesday.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 8/11/11

Giants hope Chris Canty can be more productive this season

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Giants DT Chris Canty chats with Terrell Thomas during camp in East Rutherford today.By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 8/11/11

New York Giants 2011 Preseason Schedule: Full Preview

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 19:  Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown in the second quarter as Dimitri Patterson #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles defends during their game on December 19, 2010 at The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
By Hayden Bird - Bleacher Report 8/11/11

Osi Umenyiora will return to practice with New York Giants Monday if Atlanta doctor clears him

Osi Umenyiora (l.) works with Giants trainers Wednesday, hopping off the bike and testing his knee and pass rush push-offs on the turf at the Giants facilities.
Osi Umenyiora (l.) works with Giants trainers Wednesday, hopping off the bike and testing his knee and pass rush push-offs on the turf at the Giants facilities.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 8/11/11

Smith's exit to Eagles stuns Giants

Steve Smith
Steve Smith
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 8/11/11

Time for Moss to grow on Giants

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Randy Moss
By Steve Serby - NY Post 8/11/11

In sign of progress, Umenyiora takes part in drills

FIELD WORK: Osi Umenyiora spent a few minutes yesterday participating in pass rushing drills at Giants training camp.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 8/11/11

TE Coats tries on Giants

Former Bengals TE, Daniel Coats
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 8/11/11

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